Submitted by Darsha Indrajith on Tue, 08/19/2014 - 00:34.
How did you hear about the Ferguson protests? Like most people, I heard about the protests and disproportionate police response from Twitter.
With police blocking journalists from reporting on the Ferguson protests, most news about it has come from activists on the scene. The protests’ prominence emerged because activists used online tools to make themselves heard and become a news story at a time when media organisations were not interested in covering them.